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Already long established as a desirable holiday destination – Greece has so much to offer those looking for plenty of sunshine, idyllic beaches and opportunities to play on some of the region’s most beautiful golf courses.
Golf in Greece has been growing steadily in popularity over the last 10 years – with almost guaranteed sunshine, authentic cuisine and a relaxed atmosphere – this is the perfect destination for those wanting a budget friendly golf holiday abroad.
For a complete package golf break, one of the most popular golf resorts is the 5* Westin Resort Costa Navarino – recently voted one of the best golfing resorts in Europe. This peaceful retreat offers luxury accommodation, 17 restaurants and bars, multiple pools, sports courts, a water park, kids club and of course 2 excellent golf courses.
Just a 4-hour plane journey from the UK, Greece has so much more to offer travellers than just golf. Ideal for keen golfing groups, couples, families and mixed parties that include non-golfers – there is so much to see and experience for everyone wanting to make the most of their Greece golf breaks.
Famous for its perfect climate – Greece is an ideal destination for every season with most places getting 300 days of sunshine a year!
With so much great weather comes the chance to enjoy a whole host of activities that Greece has to offer. There are day tours to nearby towns and places of interest that provide excellent shopping opportunities and chances to find out more about Greek culture, history and the beautiful buildings.
Boat trips are very popular with so much to explore there is no end to the amount of choices on offer for sailing, yachts, boat rental and charters to nearby islands. There are also a whole host of outdoor and water adventures available from rafting, kayaking, bike tours, scuba diving, hiking, climbing activities and many, many more.
Known for their crystal-clear waters, the Greek landscapes provide visitors with a diverse mixture of unique sheltered bays, sand dunes, coastal caves, golden stretches of dark sand that is typical of the volcanic soil.
Greek cuisine is renowned worldwide and offers a mouth-watering selection of skewered grilled meats, fresh fish dishes, moussaka, feta, olives, tzatziki, pittas and breads, hummus and a wide array of other delicious fresh foods to delight the senses.
The beautiful Greek landscape makes for some remarkable golf courses that are as enjoyable to look at as they are to play on. At present there are several 18-hole golf courses all located in unique settings that allow visitors to enjoy the wonderful combination of both a relaxing holiday and the sport they are passionate about.
In Corfu the fairways are surrounded by natural habitats for wildlife such as kingfishers and herons with otters often seen enjoying the waters of the Nausica river.
In Glyfada the 72 par, 18-hole course of international standards offers superb facilities and great views with cypress, olive, pine and fig trees flanking the fairways.
With two 18-hole signature courses – Messina is one of the must visit golfing destinations in Greece. Designed by two-times US Masters Champion Bernhard Langer, the popular ‘Dunes’ course set within diverse natural scenery and sea views is Greece’s first signature golf course.
Amongst the striking landscapes of Costa Navarino is the 18-hole, 70-par Seaside Bay course that provides a challenging and fun experience for golfers of all levels and abilities.
Greece is the perfect destination for those not wanting to compromise between fun, relaxation, beautiful scenery and the sport they love. With something for everyone from delicious authentic cuisine to stunning beaches, it’s no wonder Greece is fast becoming a key golf destination – enticing golfers from around the world to its shores.
With Golf Holidays Direct we provide a stress free booking service that includes the most competitive prices, ATOL protected flights and we are members of the Protected Trust Services (PTS) ensuring that when you book your break with us, 100% of the money that you pay is protected.